Watched the Oprah show today. Guest was Goldie Hawn and the subject was how to be happy. Research shows that more money doesn’t make you happier, after you make 75,000 a year for a family of four.
About 33% of the US population lived by the poverty line in 2009. I guess they are too happy.
So how come President Obama’s State of the Union speech, was the first of a democratic president, since Harry Truman’s State of the Union speech since 1948, that doesn’t mention poverty or the plight of the poor. (According to Charles Blow, NYTimes, 01/29/2011.)